End of the month.

Here we are, last day of October.

Oh my time has certainly flown by this month . I am going to have to try and focus over the next few weeks, I have so much to do. My first day selling my prints at a print sale. My first exhibition in a long time and preparing for a big Etsy Made Local event at the beginning of December. There are a few other things too, more boring money earning things I don’t feel like listing, but glad in a way they are there, bills have to be payed .

Well here are the last two days for October. Really concentrated on surface texture for these last two.

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Be Kind to yourself

Think I might be repeating myself, but I have been beating myself up about not posting my prints. Then in a calmer moment I realised that its not really a big issue. No ones going to be hurt if I don’t post them all on the day I make them, and I do put them on Instagram too. Oh why do we get hung up on being perfect?

Full moon on Wednesday, think I am looking forward to a change of mood, are you ?

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Time

I have probably said it before , but I have little understanding of time. Some days seem endless, others fly by in the blink of an eye. I don’t wear a watch, I wake up when the sun rises or my cat says it’s time to get up by jumping on my head! And I go to bed when I begin to fall asleep, and I don’t mind if that is 6.30 pm or midnight.

Today has been one of the @ blink and you’ll miss it ‘ days.  I have managed to make and share my print , so all’s well that ends well. I did have fun printing today, I have used some stencils I made myself, which always makes it more satisfying .

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Home Alone.

I haven’t been home alone for ages and ages. It’s quite strange, at one point even the cat was out too. It won’t last tho, everyone will be back on Saturday. Being home alone hasn’t done that much to help me post on a daily basis, they did go on Instagram, just in case you would like to follow me there too.

Gel  plates have been re molded, not so sure about some of the shapes, but there’s always the opportunity to remelt!

 

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Unseasonable weather

Well the weather is being decidedly unpredictable this year. One minute its hot and dry the next wet and windy. I don’t know how to keep up. I do like it best when the sky is blue and the sun shines, I definitely don’t like the rain. Today is quite warm, windy but grey, oh I don’t like the grey either,but at least it is not raining.

Well here are yesterdays and today’s prints,  both on the vegetarian gel plate, but both very different colour’s . Today’s print almost looks like barbed wire, but it was made using leaves from the garden, perhaps it is the colour that makes it feel a bit sinister?

 

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Organisation

I don’t think I am a very organised person. I do try to be, I make lists, but then I loose them. I have boxes to store things, then I cant find which box I have put something in. I buy things in advance, but cant find them when I come to use them. I do try and keep things organised, I just never seem to get it quite right. It is a bit like posting my daily prints. I get them done, no problem. I post them on Instagram , no problem. But getting tome to do my blog, there’s the rub. It is difficult to find the time to sit and write and sort the images. I am not sure where I go wrong, perhaps I try to do too much at once. Well any way , today I have made the time, (oh penny dropping moment, I have to make the time ) , so here you are , progress this month. I have used the small square gel plate these last few days, and my colours may be influenced by the Autumn colours in the garden.

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And so the light appears

Like darkness falling the light reappears. I suppose when it doesn’t your dead. I think that might sound blunter than it is meant to, but then in this country we are often poor at talking about death. I don’t fear death, though I fear illness.

As I become accustom to the change in seasons my ability to work is returning. So despite already posting today here are the first of Octobers prints. I have used some metallic foil covered card and my old mangle to make these little etchings. Not perfect but I quite like them all the same.

Be happy today.

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Fleeting Days and Murky Nights

 

Sometimes days are darker than they seem.

You never know what someone else is thinking, and it is often troublesome to second guess. I have had some dark days, and some less so over the missing few days.

Here I am though, still here. The Summer will return, in due course.

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